PopCap Games today announced that Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare will be shipping for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on February 18th. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is a third-person multiplayer shooter that puts players in the shoes—or roots—of their favorite characters from the Plants vs. Zombies franchise.
On Xbox One, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare includes two extra modes including local cooperative split screen and Boss Mode. With split screen, players can team up with a friend on the couch to fight against an endless horde of zombies. In Boss Mode, gamers can utilize their Kinect or a SmartGlass device in any of the other gameplay modes to support their teams. Players have a top-down view of the battlefield and can help out their teammates with intel, health drops, revive stations and explosive artillery strikes.
Capcom announced that the additional case ‘Turnabout Reclaimed’ for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies on the Nintendo 3DS is available to download today. The extra episode will cost $5.99 and can be purchased directly from the in-game menu. ‘Turnabout Reclaimed’ is a full-length episode that tells the story of the first case Phoenix Wright took on after reclaiming his Attorney’s badge.
Realta Entertainment today detailed its collaboration with Harmonix Music Systems on the recently launched BandFuse: Rock Legends. Harmonix, developers of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, provided the Realta development team with input ranging from interface designs, to guidance for setting skill levels for novice players.
Harmonix contributed its Rock Band vocal interface design to the BandFuse: Rock Legends gameplay. The interface, when tied to the Realta analytics engine, scores vocals for instant feedback in single and multiplayer mode. The team also shared the Rock Band instrument logos for use in the in-game user interface.
BandFuse: Rock Legends is now available in stores for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Square Enix announced today that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will feature the original Japanese Voice-Overs available as free DLC during the first two weeks of the game being on-sale. After this limited period, the Japanese Voice-Over Pack will be available as paid DLC.
The Japanese Voice-Over Pack also includes lip-synching that differs from the English-language voice track already included with the game, to ensure a more natural and localized game experience.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on February 11th.
In celebration of the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in Japan, Square Enix has released the “Special Effects Trailer” that features Lightning and the rest of the cast members in an array of visuals within the Nova Chrysalia world (this trailer utilizes technology not featured in the final product).
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available in North America on February 11th for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Aksys Games today announced that Magus, an action-adventure game for the PlayStation 3, will be available in early 2014 and has released a new trailer to show off its first co-developed game with developer Black Tower.
DICE has released the official Battlefield 4 Second Assault trailer. Featuring four fan-favorite maps from Battlefield 3 redesigned to take advantage of the Frostbite 3 engine and the new multiplayer features of Battlefield 4, the Second Assault digital expansion pack will be available first on Xbox One on November 22nd for Premium members.
Namco Bandai today released Soulcalibur II HD Online for both PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network and Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade for $19.99. Soulcalibur II returns to consoles with upgraded HD visuals and an all-new competitive online mode for the first time ever for the title.
With only two more days to go until the launch of the Xbox One, Call of Duty: Ghosts is emerging as the leading next generation title at retail. Following the release of the PlayStation 4 on Friday, Call of Duty: Ghosts has become the No. 1 selling title in retail sales on the new platform, as well as the No. 1 pre-reserved Xbox One title, at retailers Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart.
In related news, the first Clan Wars for Call of Duty: Ghosts begins this Monday, November 25th.
Kalypso Media today announced that the hack ‘n’ slash Action RPG, Blood Knights, is now available on PlayStation Network for $14.99. The game is also available on Xbox Live Arcade and as a digital download for PC.
Sony Computer Entertainment has released the Tearaway launch trailer. Tearaway will be available exclusively for the PlayStation Vita on November 22nd.
2K and Gearbox Software today announced that The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler, the second Headhunter add-on for Borderlands 2, will be hitting Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Steam on NOvember 26th for $2.99. In The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler, get a chance to meet Mr. Torgue’s super buff grandmother while he hosts a hunger-themed competition to hunt down a giant turkey, the Wattle Gobbler, and selects sacrificial recruits from all of the districts of Pandora to participate.